Bonaparte’s Gulls, Vesper Sparrows in Morris, Oct. 20, 2014

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(Photo by Alan Boyd)
5 Bonaparte’s Gulls were found and photographed on Lake Musconetcong this morning by Alan Boyd. The photo is above. Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe and the usual Mute Swans and Double-crested Cormorants were also at the lake.


From Mike Hiotis at the Great Swamp NWR:
Two Vesper Sparrows were close to the road shoulder on the entrance drive to the Fenske Visitors Center. This is the west end of Pleasant Plains Rd. They both flushed off the roadside to the tree line east and were scoped. A 3rd bird flushed with them but I did not relocate it….”

Also at the Great Swamp NWR:
A strong push of migrants were brought into the area, and apparently throughout the state, overnight into this morning. The following Sparrow species were reported from the Fenske Visitors Center this morning: Eastern Towhee, Chipping, Field, Vesper, Savannah, Fox, Song, Lincoln’s, Swamp, White-throated, White-crowned and Dark-eyed Juncos. (Simon Lane). This is the first report of Fox Sparrows in the Morris and Somerset region this season.

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